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Grateful Dead Live at Edmundson Pavilion, U of Washington on 1974-05-21

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Grateful Dead Live at Edmundson Pavilion, U of Washington on 1974-05-21

Topics Live concert

Me & My Uncle, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Deal, Mexicali Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses, The Race is On, Scarlet Begonias, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Money Money, Ship of Fools, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow-> China Doll Playin' In The Band, U.S. Blues, Big River, Stella Blue, Around & Around, Eyes Of The World-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Edmundson Pavilion, U of Washington
Location Seattle, WA

Source Soundboard
Taped by
Transferred by Charles Wier


Previous remastered SBD patched with AudMC via Charles Wier


Reviewer: gagas - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2009
Subject: Playing in the Band...
There is a matrix of this show which really cleans up most of the flaws but the Playin' is one of the most mind bending versions I've ever heard. Right up there with 69' Dark Stars - Keith brings such a dynamic to the song too bad Donna came along for the ride. Don't get me wrong she learned how to sing on stage so I give her props but she can be hard on the ears at times. Get this show for the Playing if nothing else. One of the years best in not the best 74' show.

Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" May 21, 1974, at the Edmundson Pavillion, U. of Washington, Seattle WA, U.S.A.
#############__Smokin'_1974_GRATEFUL DEAD Show.

I recommend this show to all collectors of 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD shows. A "Must Have" for any respectable DEAD HEAD.

Well rehearsed, relaxed. In tune, in time incredible.

5 Stars for the mix
5 Stars for the recording
5 Stars for the performance
5 Stars for the Charles Wier transfer

Garcia's playing is fluid, effortless, accurate, astounding. Nice slide on Row Jimmy.

Ship of Fools starts out audience quality and then goes to Soundboard.

Nice show to play for folks hearing the GRATEFUL DEAD for the first time. The whole band is smokin'.

Here's a 46 minute and 26 second long "Playin' In The Band" that will blow your mind.

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I wonder why this show is not released as an album? Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it NOW or you'll be sorry...

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1974.
Reviewer: CronksaHead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 10, 2008
Subject: Wow!
I heard this beauty for the first time on XM channel 57, and had to come on here and listen again!

The "Playin'" is off the wall and I dig the "Eyes" followed by an excellent "Wharf Rat!

One of my favorite shows!
Reviewer: parasitesandsycophants - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 19, 2007
Subject: great year
It is so hard to be objective with these shows. The Playing in the Band is do damn epic the rest of the show is irrelevant. Well again, the Wharf Rat is dark and full of emotion, and the Weather Report Suite/ Let it Grow is pretty great too

I give it four for that awesome Playing In The Band and I agree with the comment below that it at least rivals many of those Dark Stars, which I love as well.
Reviewer: yosuh - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2007
Subject: two of my favorites
row jimmy has some definite funk.something in the drums and keyboard, that and jerry's autoharp-like guitar at times.Before that, scarlet begonias just rolls dead always sets me in a groove.of course the whole show is cool
Reviewer: jhender501 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2006
Subject: Man...this is
one fine show..and I'd have to of the best I've heard on tape.

wish I'd found it about 6 months ago :-(

Reviewer: fmichael - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2006
Subject: ecstatic
The best Grateful Dead show I have heard on tape.
Reviewer: cwier60 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2005
Subject: SBD portion identical to shnid2597
All SBD tracks, except d1t12 & d3t02-5, for which fixes were detailed in the text file, and d2t05, d3t01, d3t05 & d3t08, for which SBEs were fixed, are the EXACT same audio files as for shnid2597. The [shntool] md5 fingerprint, which is the checksum for the audio data only, follows, and is identical to the other seed for d1t01-11 & d2t01-4. The files which differ only by the SBE fixes were compared using EAC's Compare WAVs tool and are identical except at the ends where the samples were moved.

e697b2f30e35a071d674d59c57125e68 [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t01.shn
b8375fe0d424db5a0a4bcfb13303f7ef [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t02.shn
9a5bfd4befd57d7a665bce3056c18481 [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t03.shn
8da1e5d2cf7c405e79f035f5207068a8 [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t04.shn
fc05dc298d7a1909dd74bef44acf3dbc [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t05.shn
9b0d7cbdb5b366fe911c39106d5d9312 [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t06.shn
26878c1acc6c613ac20d1ffab53a31a0 [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t07.shn
23ed31bf968c5f5e6deaa09bedbf300c [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t08.shn
09c72d8eb2caed490a352247c7a6156f [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t09.shn
72c4fc69b92e149efc0e61ff0eb1dd1b [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t10.shn
46cd54708b4afb3eb5eff36a4518e252 [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t11.shn
285e716a3b9a2c60207d80f938071055 [shntool] gd74-05-21d1t12.shn
0bbdd7731b6e4d4f66052caea69b5359 [shntool] gd74-05-21d2t01.shn
601f39ba1d8355e397dd8b3b5355567a [shntool] gd74-05-21d2t02.shn
eff5ec44ab47e15750508b26df8a87d4 [shntool] gd74-05-21d2t03.shn
4f4ef9edf2a19226bf825c54996ac13d [shntool] gd74-05-21d2t04.shn
efb6c26a064609b2783fb801ec77cbb3 [shntool] gd74-05-21d2t05.shn
638002533e978cce9e34d60c99bc4a2c [shntool] gd74-05-21d3t01.shn
a1e7d31fb89644e46f55cdb40a62c92a [shntool] gd74-05-21d3t02.shn
db321c6f4fa912b6904cd06d19c77af6 [shntool] gd74-05-21d3t03.shn
d46b050e90147f60b15da2a9232cc6cf [shntool] gd74-05-21d3t04.shn
6337a37bf0354b2f83b7137ebf503511 [shntool] gd74-05-21d3t05.shn
d6c37de6ec80853ef588076a9d6b985c [shntool] gd74-05-21d3t06.shn
7efc61167420488c08da7e7c8c0575d8 [shntool] gd74-05-21d3t07.shn
cfb29bc1a026adf5e1f7e0c8f5a3a14f [shntool] gd74-05-21d3t08.shn

Perhaps, oceantree meant that the other SB has much better sound quality than Stella and Aroundx2 (the tracks patched from the AudMC).

Therefore, lewis is indeed right, and oceantree is either misinterpreted or wrong, as you are. At least for the time being, this appears to be the best SBD source patched with the best circulating audience. Absolutely no remastering has been done with the exception of patching the 2 sources together. No audio engineer egos present... I just tried to combine the best of what was available for an awesome show :)

The difference isn't subtle; it's nonexistent (except for the presence of the AUD tracks in this version).
Reviewer: A Dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 2, 2005
Subject: Actually the other SBD source is better
While this version cleans out a few minor errors, somewhere the sound quality has decreased slightly. This surprised me, since this version is made from the other one, but oceantree is indeed right, and lewis is wrong.

The difference is subtle, though.
Reviewer: Lewis/Klitschko - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 7, 2005
Subject: 5/21/74
Best and most complete source.
Reviewer: luckymw - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2005
Subject: cracks me up......
that the Playin' used to need an entire side of a Maxell 90. Maybe they just couldn't figute out how to end it...
Reviewer: Darkstarlsd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2005
Subject: I was here at 7...
My step brother (DEad HEAD)....was watching me and decided he neede a show ... I was 7 and folks were in mexico...(I live in New YORK).......he said lets go for a road trip...I was in glory ....well I found myself in the mix.....Seattle was cool and scarey for a 7 year old at the time... I fell in love with the scene ... I truly remember to this day Let it still screams in my dreams...I was hooked and have been ever since ...The ~Wall of Sound~ was my favorite time and I am glad to have been part of it ....... the BEST... I didnt get to many shows after untill 1980.... LONG live the OMNIPUTANT GRATEFUL DEAD...
Reviewer: Charles Schaefer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 13, 2005
Subject: Quality Sound
I just have to appluad the person setting this up. There are 3 coppies of this show here and this one has a little noise nut is dynamically and sonicly thrilling not to mention the performance which is needless to say...SaWeeeeeT!
Reviewer: oceantree - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2005
Subject: get the other source
Only worry about Stella and Aroundx2 from this source of this show, as they are missing on the other SB source. The other SB has much better sound quality.
Reviewer: beege - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2004
Subject: Hec Edmundson
Some of the hi-lites of this show include a rare Money Money and a 47-minute Playin in the Band.
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